Caterpillar Inc.'s Contributions to Sustainable Development Recognized by United Nations
By 2030, the United Nations wants to accomplish three extraordinary things: end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. The UN also has a blueprint to achieve that vision. The plan is called UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 global goals to make our world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
In a report issued last week, the United Nations recognized three of Caterpillar’s key initiatives as examples of private sector organizations that are driving action toward the goals. Recognizing that opportunities for impact vary by industry, the UN Global Compact worked with global consulting firm KPMG to highlight industry specific ideas and practical examples for each of the 17 SDGs.
In the Industrial Manufacturing industry category, three Caterpillar initiatives were profiled, including:
- Cat Hybrid Microgrid Solutions (SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy)
- Reducing Worksite Emissions (SDG 13 – Climate Action)
- Caterpillar’s Restoring Natural Infrastructure Initiative (SDG 15 – Life on Land)
Caterpillar is honored to have our sustainable development efforts recognized as an early leader in private sector action toward achieving the global goals. The profiles highlight opportunities where companies expect to create value for shareholders as well as society – projects where we are able to do well, by doing good.
The SDG Industry Matrix for Industrial Manufacturing can be viewed here.
The library of all seven industry matrices can be viewed here.